Annual Christmas Street Fayre returns to Cookham High Street

David Lee

The streets of Cookham came alive as the Christmas Street Fayre returned to the village.

Hundreds of people braved the wintry weather yesterday (Sunday) to bask in the festive cheer as the High Street was transformed into a winter wonderland.

Shoppers looked around for Christmas gifts with handmade candles, tasty treats from the Eton Fudge Shop and specially made cards just some of the goods on offer.

Crowds were even treated to a customary appearance from Father Christmas who waved to excited youngsters as he arrived at the event in a classic car.

The Stanley Spencer Gallery also held a competition where fairgoers had to name a cow sculpture which is on display there.

The sculpture was donated by The Trade Interior Shop.

Richard Woodrow, a custodian at the gallery, said: “One of our custodians thought it would be a good idea to have the cow in the gallery as they appeared in some of Sir Stanley’s famous works like the Cows at Cookham.

“We’ve had entries like Daisy and one person said Inka which is what a cow is called in Rwanda.”

A winning name is expected to be announced this week.

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